HR Management Services

Managers say that they spend an average of 2 days per week on administrative tasks that prevent them from doing strategic work. In addition, 9 in 10 managers say their productivity depends on the efficiency of routine work processes provided by other departments – especially HR. In today’s work environment, handling employment matters quickly and correctly is key to mitigating risk and maximizing productivity. The following Consulting Services are examples of common engagements for MorganHR:

 

General Business Services (powered by Auxin Group)

HR Management Services

 

Compensation Consulting

Companies need a clear compensation strategy based on market data that can ensure employees are less tempted to seek a market correction from another employer. MorganHR helps clients stay competitive in hiring and retaining the talent they need. Our experts help clients implement and design compensation plans with the goal of creating the proper incentives for current and potential future employees. We also advise companies on trends in the area of compensation and on the current rates of pay for given job categories.

Compliance

Business owners can have a particular difficulty keeping up with labor law regulations related to benefits and overtime pay. The continuous legislation updates and state-by-state differences create confusion and risk for non-compliance. For instance, some challenges include states with higher minimum wage than federal law and municipalities with a “living wage” even higher than the federal and state minimum wage. While the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires employers to pay non-exempt employees overtime if they work over 40 hours in a workweek, some states require daily overtime. Even with the government-provided tests, there is a fine line in the determination of which employees are exempt from minimum wage and overtime laws. MorganHR conducts a wage and hour audit to identify issues and help clients correct any violations to ensure they do not occur in the future.

Duration: 2 – 4 Weeks

Deliverables:

  • Review the classification of current exempt employees and jobs
  • Conduct critical evaluation on employees and jobs currently classified as exempt
    • Salary Basis
    • Duties
  • Validate processes in place to support jobs and employees classified as non-exempt
    • Recordkeeping: time records, payroll records; collective bargaining agreements, contracts; training wage; posters, notices, and communication
    • Minimum Wage: state of local law; training wage requirements; deductions; reporting, call-in, on-call; training
    • Vacation, holidays, leaves, sick: Accurate descriptions; qualification/eligibility; accumulation/vesting; scheduling/work on holiday; conditions; forfeiture of pay; carry over; mandated leave; level of pay
    • Overtime: record of hours worked; state or local law; time not worked; scheduling, notice; required overtime; incentive pay; compensatory time off
    • Leased temporary employees and Independent contractors – overtime; withholding requirements
  • Conduct analysis on other company practices that may impact employee classification
    • Benefits and accruals
    • Payroll processing
    • Complaint and violation reporting process
    • Handbook and policies
    • Training
  • Final report on status, remedies taken/needed, and other next steps
Many managers assume the most important motivator at work is pay. Yet, studies point to a different factor as the major influence over worker motivation—job design. How a job is designed has a major impact on employee motivation, job satisfaction, commitment to an organization, absenteeism, and turnover. Periodic job audits are recommended for clients experiencing rapid growth and expansion. MorganHR (re)assesses job duties, identifies the jobs’ simplest components to set minimum qualifications and training needs. We may identify needs that require further evaluation of compensation levels. Our assessment helps to ensure that our clients’ employees are suitably matched to jobs that best utilize their capabilities, strengths, and interests. The result of our job audit also ensures compliance with federal and state laws pertaining to employee and job classifications.

Duration: 2 – 4 Weeks

Deliverables:

  • Review current job description templates for completeness in terms of position title, function/department, essential job responsibilities, and minimum qualifications
  • Gather and organize current job descriptions
  • Update job descriptions with prioritized current essential and marginal job responsibilities
    • Complete interviews with functional/department managers
    • In some cases, employee observations, surveys, and/or interviews may be necessary to obtain more accurate information about the duties the employee performs
  • Coordinate manager recommendations and final approval of appropriate minimum qualifications for any updated job responsibilities
  • Conduct impact analysis of current employee qualifications to meet the new minimum education or credential requirements
  • Conduct an evaluation of new job responsibilities and commensurate salary range to respective federal regulations for exempt classification (Fair Labor Standards Act)
  • Facilitate manager authorization and incumbent review of the amended job duties and updated job descriptions
  • Deliver file of job-related changes for HR records, employee census data, organizational charts, and other employment information impacted by job description updates
  • Final report on status, remedies taken/needed, and other next steps

 

Best Practices

When companies’ strategies change, so too should their structure. Too often companies shoehorn new jobs into an existing structure. To complicate things further, titles have been turned into currency. Instead of defining accountability and authority, they have become a bargaining chip. Without a good structure and clarity of accountability and authority, employees find confusion among functions and their roles, decision-making bottlenecks form, and execution slows down. MorganHR uses a keen eye to ensure the structure and title strategy are aligned more towards effectiveness than efficiency. We facilitate the entire process beginning with a sound business orientation. We carry out the requisite job analysis via data collection, questionnaires, and/or interviews. We develop and facilitate the approval of a core title strategy and hierarchical minimum requirements with HR and key stakeholders. We continue with the third phase of documenting all job content with the new core and/or business-facing titles (as appropriate) on the approved job description template. We facilitate the final phase of manager review and approval of the job description and ultimate electronic storage for ease of future reference.

Duration: 6 – 8 Weeks

Together, we will determine the best timing and identify the appropriate and right-sized internal and external resources necessary to conduct the audit.

Deliverables:

  • Current and desired state interviews with key stakeholders
  • Documented current state evaluation
  • Documented title guideline
  • Minimum requirements guideline
  • Impact analysis
  • Documented change management plan
  • Deployment communications & HR training
  • Documented, approved, and internally-filed job descriptions
Salary compression can be a serious problem that eventually causes an organization to lose some of its most talented employees. When salary compression and the policies that enable it are sustained over several years, it can be demoralizing and lead to widespread dissatisfaction. In situations where salary compression causes salary inversion—where newer staff makes more than experienced staff—it could create a pay equity problem if the experienced staff are a protected class.

MorganHR works with companies to analyze the current pay practices and policies, identify the issue areas, and implement the actions necessary to fix the issues now and to keep it from recurring. Implementing and maintaining a structure that is transparent, aligned, and market-based is a great first start!

Duration: 6 – 8 Weeks

Deliverables:

  • Current and desired state interviews with key stakeholders
  • Documented current state evaluation
  • Company-sized job evaluation tool
  • Company-sized grade or pay level structure
  • Determination of company’s benchmark jobs
  • Job-to-Market base pay evaluation*
  • Grade or pay level assignments for company’s benchmark jobs
  • Supervisor-to-direct report salary analysis
  • Impact analysis for stakeholders
    • At-risk employees
    • Pay equity and tendency risk
  • Import file for HRIS data storage
  • Deployment communications & HR training

*Survey data purchase may be additional and required

Companies need talented and skilled individuals to build a successful business. If the salary structure gets out of sync with the overall labor market, a company may find itself paying employees too much and needlessly increasing operating costs, or paying employees too little and having difficulty attracting and retaining talent. A salary structure provides a framework for fair and consistent pay policies; it helps monitor and control the implemented pay practices and demonstrate possible pay opportunities to the employees. Implementing good salary structures is critical for any company. MorganHR sets up pay levels to be competitive to foster employee engagement. We help our clients set up minimum and maximum levels within those pay ranges to account for variations in experience and skill levels. We work to determine where clients align within their industry as well as competing industries that may also offer job opportunities for their employees. We help our global clients set up these structures in any geographical area.

Duration: 6 – 8 Weeks

Deliverables:

  • Analyze business needs, culture, KPI’s, external factors, and, if established, compensation philosophy
  • Create job structure(s)
    • Spread and progression
  • Evaluate jobs and set salary ranges (market pricing)
  • Create salary grades or pay levels
    • Regression
    • Lead, Match, Lag
  • Deliver guidelines on how to administer, evaluate, and keep aligned
Successful business leaders anticipate their company’s vulnerabilities and align behaviors and actions to fix them in advance of any regulatory or private employee challenge. Preventive pay audits help ensure fairness in pay rates among similarly situated employees, which serves to maintain good workplace morale potentially avoiding employee lawsuits. Such audits enable an organization to assess its susceptibility to a claim of systemic, pattern, or practice discrimination, which may be brought by the EEOC, OFCCP, or private litigant(s) in either an individual or class action context. MorganHR reviews relevant employee demographic and market data to determine risk areas. We identify the competitiveness of jobs and what the external market is demanding. We work with clients to confirm if a job is a growing or dying profession. We review client talent acquisition, job design, and progression-related decisions to ensure that they are not creating issues. At the same time, we pay attention to market changes to help clients with optimizing employee engagement.

Duration: 6 – 8 Weeks

Deliverables:

  • Interview stakeholders and identify key decision factors
  • Extract and summarize employee demographic data
  • Collect job descriptions and pay data for identified at-risk jobs
  • Identify market and obtain competitive data
  • Deliver executive report of findings and recommendations
Almost all companies, regardless of size, use as much market data as possible to inform all areas of operations. They do not depend upon hearsay, Internet postings, or anecdotal information to manage their businesses. Analyzing compensation survey results allows business leaders to determine how much to pay compared to the market. If a company pays too low, they run the risk of losing their top talent. If they pay too high they may be hindering the competitiveness of their company and reducing its sustainability. MorganHR brings to the assignment the breadth and depth of survey-related experience acquired from participating in numerous surveys for an array of industries for our broad group of clients. Therefore, our consultants can quickly respond to client’s survey submission needs.

The survey submissions typically start in Winter/Spring and can have specific, aggressive deadlines to meet. If managing the submissions for your compensation surveys is becoming a resource drain, we can help you.

Duration: 2 – 3 Weeks

Deliverables:

  • Manage the internal data gathering to complete Domestic Industry Survey-Specific questionnaire
  • Manage the internal data gathering for detailed, global compensation surveys including employee-based data in specific jobs and for the requisite unique and/or specific reasons
  • Completed survey-specific submission template
  • Facilitate questions and issue response on behalf of client with survey vendor
  • Deliver import file for internal HRIS data storage
  • Additional Option: Research and recommendation for purchase of market data
    • Peer group participation assessment
    • Scorecard of best-aligned market data to company philosophy
    • Inclusivity of needed key job information and scope differentiation
  • Additional Option: Validate relevancy of data returned by submitted job for client use and create market impact/observation summary
    • Impact analysis of job data submitted versus previous year’s data
    • Significant impact evaluation of returned data points versus current data
    • Summary of market impact/observations by job family for stakeholder presentation
The board of directors’ key role is to create incentives that make it in the CEO’s best interest to do what’s in the shareholders’ best interests. With compensation issues and scenarios being dissected under the public microscope, board members, executives and advisors are being scrutinized like never before. This increasingly complex environment heightens the need for credible, strategic-thinking, governance-minded compensation experts and, equally critical, the need for a solid process for selecting those experts. MorganHR either directly provides these evaluations for your Compensation Committee, or we can assist management with this information in review and formulation of compensation proposals for recommendation to the Committee.
Advisor independence rules and requirements are satisfied with MorganHR, Inc.’s help to gather, evaluate, and report on our market-based findings for CEO and other key executive pay levels.

Duration: 2 – 4 Weeks

Deliverables:

  • Committee/Executive Interviews and/or Meeting Attendance
  • Proxy research and market data gathering
  • Total Cash regression
  • Final Executive Report and Presentation of findings
    • Collection, organization and robust analysis of compensation data tailored to provide useful comparisons to the Company’s actual executive officers’ positions and roles
    • Documented view on the appropriate compensation for executive officers
    • Documented observations/views of how the Company’s programs compare to those at other peer companies
    • Documented statement of overall trends in public company executive compensation
    • Statement of changes of the Company’s peer group in terms of design of compensation arrangements, forms of compensation awards and allocations of overall compensation into different types of compensation awards (e.g., the allocation of performance-based compensation vs. compensation that is not at risk)

*Disclosure obligations under Item 407(e)(3)(iii) of Regulation S-K supplied, as necessary

 

Strategic

Companies today face a dizzying array of compensation challenges. Rebuilding a workforce. Positioning for growth. Dealing with regulations on incentive pay and executive compensation. Paying for performance. And more. A comprehensive compensation strategy can be the foundation for creating an environment that recognizes and rewards employee performance and helps to establish a strong culture of employee engagement. Compensation priorities need to be set in light of executive governance and managerial influence, organizational culture, company KPI’s, functional KPI’s, fiscal forecasts, and current budgets. Your written and/or inherent philosophy is important to employee engagement. Do you want to pay at the top of your market or somewhere in the middle? Are you okay being considered one of the lowest-paying organizations? MorganHR helps organizations take a practical yet comprehensive review of their compensation program to establish short, mid, and long-term goals.

Duration: 2 – 4 Weeks

Deliverables:

  • Interviews with key stakeholders and executive leadership
  • A summary of stakeholder interviews of their top compensation issues
  • Statement of current industry-specific and competitive trends and pay practices
  • A preliminary audit of the following:
    • Compliance with all federal and state laws
    • Performance management system
    • Salary structure and range placement
    • Exempt/non-exempt evaluation
    • New positions
    • Adherence to Base, Incentive, and Wealth creation goals
    • Pay Equity
  • Recommendation for HR resources and budget
Companies have learned that when it comes to bonus programs, not all are created equal. In fact, sometimes what started out as a positive motivator backfires and wreaks havoc on a company’s culture, productivity, and even the company’s bottom line. MorganHR evaluates the real and perceived effectiveness of your current bonus and/or commission plan structures. The process includes 1:1 interviews with key stakeholders and HR leaders, detailed plan design assessment, internal participation and eligibility review, and a market-based comparison. Through a collaborative process, we guide the process of assessing the current state; identifying, documenting, and obtaining agreement on the desired future state; and facilitating the implementation and communication of the new incentive plans.

Duration: 2 – 4 Weeks

Deliverables:

  • Up to 10 Interviews with key stakeholders
  • Define plan characteristics and payout mechanics in support of plan objectives
  • Documented Current State Evaluation
  • (Re)Design template of your new incentive plan
  • Conduct financial modeling – to understand the financial impact of potential changes for both the company and plan participants
  • Documented Communication Strategy and Implementation Plan
  • Draft plan document to ensure a common understanding for participants and those responsible for administering the plan (ready document for final legal review)
  • Deployment Communications for New Incentive Plan
Regardless of whether the target company will be an autonomous operation or fully integrated into the parent company, the acquiring company has compensation-related work to do. Compensation issues and the ability to retain employees are vitally important—and become a significant consideration in the language of the deal itself and in the ultimate success of the transaction. Harmonizing the pay systems of merging companies is a complex and difficult process. MorganHR navigates the web of strategic technical issues quickly and provides compensation advice tailored to each specific transaction.

Duration: 6 – 8 Weeks

Deliverables:

  • Documented complete inventory of the two companies’ compensation policies, including executive management and general salary structures, job titles, performance evaluations and incentives
  • Evaluate the competitiveness of each company’s programs
  • Review the target company’s compensation policies to compare organizational philosophy and cultural fit
  • Educate financial and operating executives about possible risks and costs
  • Map job descriptions to the target company
  • Identify and quantify deal-related executive compensation liabilities and payouts
  • Design and cost severance and retention plans
  • Develop Key Employee transaction bonus plans
When it comes to handling compensation during a merger or acquisition, there isn’t one right answer for every company. However, by being strategic with your compensation dollars and communicating well with employees, you can ensure you’re paying competitively and setting your new company up for success. After the transaction close, MorganHR, Inc. helps clients to finalize tailored, competitive compensation solutions that support the strategic vision of the deal.

Duration: 6 – 8 Weeks

Deliverables:

  • Compare target and buyer compensation philosophies
  • Assist compensation committees in developing a new compensation philosophy
  • Evaluate the competitiveness of the existing programs
  • Design new compensation structures for base salary and annual- and long-term incentives
Associations, groups of companies, and field-based teams want to build and maintain channels of networks that provide quality benchmarking and exchange of thoughts that impact employee policy, performance and productivity…in a legal and protected environment. MorganHR provides the required independent and expert data gathering service to get an in-depth look at the right information. We are ready to partner with you to create the right survey for your organization’s needs. We develop an online data collection tool, promote survey participation among your target groups, facilitate easy and clean data submissions, and help you and your leadership team understand the results. We ensure results are reliable and follow the Safe Harbor Guidelines established by the US Federal Trade Commission and Department of Labor.

Duration 2 – 4 Weeks

Deliverables:

  • Geographic breakouts – regional, state and local area
  • Industry classification
  • Company size
  • Salary analysis

 

Talent Acquisition

Business leaders want to simply find great talent. In partnership with premiere talent acquisition agencies, MorganHR works to attract top talent. We are not partial to any one agency, and our clients rest easy knowing that their best interests are our top priority. We help our clients with their recruiting and selection demands. We facilitate the internal/external interview schedule, debrief/feedback collection, compensation package review and approvals, and deliver timely reporting to meet our clients’ expectations. We work to ensure recruiting and onboarding activities stay on track. We coordinate the services required for background interviews, exit interviews, and wage reviews to expedite the hiring process. Our consultative services include advice on topics such as:

  • Identify and engage quality recruiting service providers
  • Provide interview coaching to effectively qualify candidates
  • Facilitate process for requisite Skills Testing and Evaluation
  • Ensure Prescreening and Background Checks are completed
  • Schedule and host orientation
  • Facilitate new hire onboarding schedule including benefit enrollment
  • Facilitate immigration procedures and ensure Visa and immigration documentation requirements are satisfied
Many companies rely on their hiring managers to devise their own interviews and simple tests for evaluating the job candidates to fill open positions. As a Quality Manager understands that you cannot guarantee quality without a standard procedure in place to ensure consistency of the process. Inconsistent processes leads to inconsistent results. A standardized hiring process has an added benefit of being legal defensible. An inconsistent process of applying criteria can be a breeding ground for discriminatory hiring practices and can create the perception of favoritism or disparate treatment. MorganHR helps clients define the goals or standards of our their hiring process, establishes effective decision making criteria, ensures that recruiters and hiring managers use the same reference points when making decisions, and sets a course for continuous improvement.

Duration: 2 – 3 Weeks

Deliverables:

  • Define the scope of the process, the criteria to measure success by, and agree upon the deliverables
  • Review the current recruitment process and identify and collect data from sourcing, interviewing, and making final decisions
  • Identify improvements to the process and necessary changes to sustain the improvements
  • Verify that the improvements will achieve the goals and optimize recruitment, then prioritize and plan the improvements
  • Execute the plan and implement the changes; gather feedback and review
Great organizations need great people to reach their strategic goals. When employees continue to report being short-handed and mention that certain tasks are not being done, it can point to the need for new positions. A little bit of manpower planning can go a long way towards keeping one’s sanity. MorganHR helps clients put the right number of people and the right kind of people at the right place, the right time, and doing the right things for which they are suited for the achievement of the organization’s goals.

Duration: 4 – 6 Weeks

Deliverables:

  • Strategy assessment
  • Hosted focus group discussions
    • Identify the current condition of each working unit’s workload (Underload, Target, Overload)
    • Preliminary thoughts/solutions to problems related to business process or organization structure
      • Size / Expansion
      • Process improvement
      • Business targets
  • Gap and quantitative analysis
    • Job groups: 2% SVP, 5% VP, 8% SMG, 15% MGR, 25% SPV; 45% Other
    • Employee demographics by group, function, and location
    • Turnover by demographic
    • Employee career opportunity
  • Gap closing stategy

 

Performance Management

Performance Management Services provide guidance for performance reviews, employee and company goal alignment, and pay-for-performance policies to reduce turnover and increase employee engagement.

Companies have many challenges and need to orient employee behavior to deliver results. Often, the training needs are identified but leaders aren’t sure how large it is or what approach to take. MorganHR helps clients define the priorities and determine which type of learner activity will further their business objectives. In partnership with premiere learning and development agencies, we work to provide the best comprehensive employee development program to attract and retain top talent. We are not partial to any one agency, and clients rest easy knowing that their best interests are our top priority. In addition, we have several training programs available that we have developed for our own teams. We are happy to customize these programs just for you. Below is a sample of currently available Supervisor and Employee training programs we can conduct on site or at our office.

  • Self-Awareness
    • Values
    • Finding Your Strengths
    • Myers Briggs
  • Team Effectiveness
    • Power of Trust
    • Dare to Discuss
  • Projects with Purpose
    • Successful Project Debriefs
  • Leading Others
  • Situational Leadership
  • Facilitating Healthy Meetings
  • Non-Harassment Workplace
  • Preventing Sexual Harassment
  • New Supervisor Leadership Series
Companies want to ensure employee and company performance metrics are aligned to the root causes of financial performance, tie to customer satisfaction, and are easy to monitor and control. MorganHR’s process helps leaders develop performance scorecards and dashboards tied to their strategic plans. We are dedicated to helping organizations integrate best-practice performance management processes that fit their culture and workforce.

Duration: 2 – 4 Weeks

Deliverables:

  • Evaluate current Performance Management process, as well as competencies identified in the available Job Descriptions
  • Develop Performance Management Framework including: Rating Scale, etc.
  • Define stages of the performance appraisal process with identified ownership and timelines
  • Facilitate discussions about the methods to link the performance to the company, functional group, and individual
  • Define process to form, communicate, and monitor performance indicators through organization
  • Define individual role-specific performance indicators, measurement requirements and Guidelines
  • Align Cultures and behaviors to the organizational core values
  • Align Performance measurement to vision and strategy
  • Provide a linkage between the newly developed performance system with the current incentive bonus payment practice
  • Review job descriptions and provide Behavioral Competency Dictionary
  • Provide training to all managers on the new system

 

Benefits

Business leaders want to simply create an appealing employee benefits package. In partnership with premiere brokerage firms, MorganHR works to provide the best comprehensive employee benefits package to attract and retain top talent. We are not partial to any one insurance company, and clients rest easy knowing that their best interests are our top priority. We help our clients review various types of benefits and the costs and terms that accompany them. From health insurance to 401(k)’s, our clients need to understand which benefits are best suited for their company and staff. We connect clients with insurers and help to get the best rates possible. Our benefit services include health and wellness, retirement plans, and life insurance, as well as benefits administration and benchmarking for the following:

  • Healthcare Benefits
  • COBRA
  • Workers Compensation and Disability
  • Retirement Benefits

 

Employee Relations

HR leaders realize that conducting an HR audit helps to ensure the company is in compliance and conformance with the law. It will help HR professionals standardize processes, identify risk areas, and tie HR goals to strategic business goals. MorganHR takes a diligent and deliberate approach to conduct the audit. At the conclusion of the audit, we provide our clients with a full report, including recommendations for improving their HR initiatives within the organization. This audit provides the information needed to create their HR strategic plan. The creation or facilitation of the HR plan by us, can be included if requested in the original scope of work.

Deliverables:

  • Determine Audit Scope and Objectives
  • Assess Current Practices
    • Documentation
    • Personnel Files/Data
    • Policies
    • FLSA Classification
    • Time Records
    • Audit Questionnaire
  • Analyze results and Review Areas that need Change/Development
  • Create Action Plans
  • Develop Internal Process for Continuous Feedback and Development
  • Deliver Audit Report and Presentation to Key Stakeholders
Business owners want the peace of mind that comes with knowing their policies are compliant. MorganHR helps clients lay the groundwork for how their business runs from day-day with a new or updated employee handbook. We help clients review and update their handbook to keep up with legal updates. We audit and generate consistencies in their policies across their organization – thereby, reducing risk of discrimination, raising confidence in leadership, and increasing employee morale.

Deliverables:

  • Meet with Stakeholders to Identify Desired Changes
  • Review and Make Required Revisions to the Current Company Policies
  • Create an Outline of What to Include in the Employee Handbook
  • Create Summarized Versions of Each Policy and Procedure
  • Add Each Summary Statement in the Appropriate Sections According to the Outline
  • Provide Finalized Version to Legal Counsel for Review
  • Select a Means of Publication
  • Distribute Handbooks
Many managers or supervisors feel that their time would be better spent performing more mission-critical tasks than documenting the ups and downs of particular employees. Although legal counsel and human resources consultants are constantly repeating “document, document, document,” many managers and supervisors put off such documentation and give it a low priority. Such a disparity exists for a simple reason: appropriate documentation is hard. MorganHR provides advice and coaching for your complex concerns regarding employee discipline up through terminations. We draft the respective documentation and counsel managers or supervisors on how to deliver the information to the employee. We facilitate meetings and support business leaders with their legal representation. We understand the sensitivity and urgency to shape the communications, legal interface, and are here to help.

Deliverables:

  • Coach and counsel with Supervisor or Manager
  • Documentation to support action
  • Plan of action for hearings or depositions
Companies know that leave administration is burdensome due to the ever-changing state laws, vague standards and definitions in the law, and multiple populations (unions, legacy businesses, etc.) add complexity. Compliance with the law is difficult to achieve and litigation is increasing and more visible. A weak point is manager behavior due to the increased use of intermittent leave, which is overwhelming to track accurately and deemed negative on productivity. In partnership with third-party agencies that specialize in leave administration, MorganHR works to provide the best comprehensive service to manage this process – either determine how to manage internally or find a good third party vendor to assist. Our clients need to understand which process is best suited for their company and staff. We are not partial to any one company, and clients rest easy knowing that their best interests are our top priority. If appropriate, we connect clients with TPA vendors and help to get the best rates possible. Our Leave of Absence services include the following:

Deliverables:

  • FMLA and Medical Leaves
  • Sick and Personal Leaves
  • Vacations and Holidays
  • Military and other Statutory Leaves
Every company’s entire workforce should understand what constitutes discrimination and harassment and how to properly report concerns. In general, managers should spend more time learning about anti-discrimination and harassment best practices as they’ll be the ones receiving and processing the complaints. Ensuring that an organization’s culture is free of harassment and discrimination is critical. However, policies and procedures that mandate fair and respectful behavior is not enough. Understanding the legal implications alone does not ensure compliance. MorganHR implements audits, identifies gaps, recommends remedies and approaches that achieve key objectives. To keep programs fresh and in front of managers, we partner with industry experts to develop specifically tailored programs that engage managers in their learning thereby helping to minimize the risk of litigation for our clients. As part of this effort, we design workplace anti-discrimination and anti-harassment policies, and assist in coordinating internal investigations of harassment and discrimination claims.

 

Unions and Labor Relations

MorganHR does not currently provide direct support for these issues; however, we are happy to connect you with the experts we know that support this sensitive area.

 

Payroll

We partner with key vendors that specialize in small business to help you with domestic and global payroll administration including your tax remittance and filings, direct deposit setup, and time tracking/data entry.

 

General Business Services (powered by Auxin Group)

 

Project Management

Business leaders know that project management is an indispensable function for business and is used as a means of achieving strategic objectives. Projects are expensive, and it is crucial that their vision is fully realized in the end result. They also appreciate using third-party project management teams as an extension of their internal resources when demands fluctuate. Doing so adds tremendous value to their project and saves team time and resources. MorganHR powers projects with our Auxin Group project consultants. Our project teams are involved throughout all project phases and, with our structured working methods, we steer complex projects in the right direction. We have expertise across many business process domains, and we provide the tools and techniques of practical project management to help our clients finish on time and within budget. Our aim is to help our clients realize that when project management is done right, it is fun!

Duration: Varies by project

Deliverables:

  • Efficiently planned and scaled project scope, schedule, budget, and risks before you start
  • Manage stakeholder buy-in and senior management support at the beginning of the project and maintain it throughout
  • Document work breakdown structure (WBS), and guidance as to when to break it down further
  • Maximize scope, schedule, cost, and risk performance
  • Manage the scheduled critical path to focus on most important items without getting bogged down in the weeds
  • Manage a controlled budget and its most important drivers to obtain the best cost performance possible
  • Facilitate constructive communications with sponsor and stakeholders about project progress, and obtain their assistance when needed
  • Enable clear accountability tracking with the use of our software tool, Wrike, to support the project management life-cycle

 

Request for Information / Proposal Management Service

When funding is available for major initiatives or business goals, companies invest the resources to develop, write, and issue an RFP. The RFP process is thorough and time-consuming. It is especially time consuming when looking for the best way to obtain a product or service that doesn’t currently exist. MorganHR powers this process with our Auxin Group project consultants. Our team of consultants develops and manages the RFI and RFP processes to ensure a standardized, complete, and cost-effective sourcing of technology and services. Our packaged RFI/P Management Service can be designed as a one-time project or as a retained service.

Duration: Varies

Deliverables:

  • Project Plan
    • Interview stakeholders
    • Create Statement of Objectives
    • RFI/P development (Document)
    • Create short list of good options
    • Vendor Invitation Recommendations
  • Manage RFI/P Distribution
    • Non-Disclosure Agreements
    • Questions, Considerations, and Answers
    • Response deadlines
  • Evaluate and Assess Options
    • Check References / Key Information Validation / Conflict Checks
    • Vendor Presentations (Content/Scheduling)
    • Vendor Testing (Scheduling/Scoping)
    • Detailed Evaluation
  • Vendor Selection
    • Decision-making score and rating matrix
    • Communications (Selectee and Non-Selectees)
    • Development/Support of Vendor Selectee Initial Statement of Work
  • Stakeholder Presentation: Analysis of RFI/P Process and Results

OPTIONAL:

  • Develop RFI/P Process Guide and FAQ
  • Monitor Selected Vendor Compliance with RFI/P Process
    • Initial Kickoff Meeting
    • Initial Project Meetings (90 Days)
  • Internal Requirements, Industry Developments, and Best Practices Update
  • Rapid Response Updates (On Call Discussions)

 

Virtual and Onsite Meeting Facilitation

Business leaders spend an average of 21 hours a month together in team meetings. A very real constraint on the financial performance of most companies is management’s capacity to reach good decisions quickly. Both quality and pace are important. MorganHR powers these meetings with Auxin Group consultants. Auxin Group designs and runs virtual and on-site meetings that keep people engaged and achieve results. We help you properly prepare for a successful session and avoid common pitfalls to group dysfunction. With our facilitators, we help pull out ideas from multiple perspectives and maintain energy and focus within the group. Your time – and your participants’ time – is too important to waste on meetings and other group sessions that fail to meet objectives and drive intended results.

Our approach:

  • Collect topics, collate requisite materials, and create a “realistic” agenda
  • Distribute key materials and standardized agenda on a scheduled timeline
  • Keep people engaged and actively participating
  • Balance participation with diplomacy
  • Stay focused and on time
  • Maintain momentum and follow through
  • If needed, we provide the right technology to maximize engagement
  • Record meeting minutes and action items
Managers are hired into or assigned to new teams every single day. It is essential to build rapport and trust quickly for the team to realize its potential. Helping managers and their direct reports adjust to the new leader is paramount. MorganHR’s New Manager Assimilation Process helps our clients provide direct reports with the opportunity to “get to know” their new manager in a very short period of time. Powered by our Auxin Group consultants, we help you build the basis for a longer-term working relationship between the manager and their team of direct reports. Clients find that our program helps to lay the foundation, very early on, for open communications, work planning, and problem solving between the manager and their direct reports. Appropriate timing for this is normally 1-4 weeks after the manager has joined the organization.

Our approach includes 4 segments totaling approximately 8 hours. It can be conducted all in one day or broken up over two days in various ways.

CORE PROGRAM OUTLINE

  • 3-hour Team Input session
    • Explain the purpose of the New Manager Assimilation process and how it works
    • Facilitator led discussion to trust building questions
    • Summarized Team Responses
  • New Manager Review of Team Responses during a 2-hour meeting
  • Blended New Manager and Team Meeting during 3-hour meeting
    • Present data and seek to clarify
    • New Manager responds and clarifies style
    • Facilitated Open, Action Planning Discussion

OPTIONAL FOLLOW UP PHASE (6 months later)

  • Facilitator meets with the new manager’s direct reports to gather feedback to identify key attributes that are working well as well as those that need to adjust and/or pivot
  • The agenda for this meeting is typically:
    • Review discussion from original meeting and discuss what has happened since then
    • Through group discussion, develop three lists of information about the new manager’s style of management
    • Summarized team responses
  • New Manager Review of Team Responses during a 2-hour meeting
  • New Manager and Team Meeting during 3-hour meeting
    • Present data and seek to clarify
    • New manager explains his/her actions to be taken as a result of the information provided
    • New manager presents the actions needed from direct reports
    • Follow-up actions and dates can be agreed to, as appropriate
All management teams spend from one day to a full week every year away from their regular responsibilities to plan for the future. A meeting’s success is largely determined by what happens before it convenes. Let us help you strengthen your team’s involvement with drafting key strategic goals. In our half-day program, we guide the discussion with energy to bring the team’s focus on what truly can be accomplished in the short to mid-term. We help participants realize that “When friends argue, truth happens.”

Deliverables:

  • Interview business leader(s) to determine select key issue(s) and meeting objectives
  • Summarize key issues and tally commonalities
    • Points of convergence
    • Underlying causes of disagreement
  • Translate the meeting’s objectives into a structured agenda
    • Manage the scope and number of issues to be discussed
    • Control the invitee list
    • Set expectations
  • Preview the objectives and agenda with participants
  • Develop a fact book—a compilation of data that presents the common foundation for the conversation
  • Determine pre-requisite reading/work assignment to support meeting effectiveness
  • Facilitate Meeting
  • Summarize actions, next steps

 

Communications and Presentations

A survey of over 1,000 employees across multiple industries found that, on average, people spend 20 hours a month on PowerPoint. That’s almost three entire work days that could have been spent working on other key responsibilities. The written word and PowerPoint presentations are vital tools for corporate communications. MorganHR helps you develop and execute key messaging to drive awareness, ensure understanding, and ignite desired action. Your presentation needs to make an impact and we can make it happen! We can help you create a stimulating presentation using your own corporate template yet we add attention-grabbing images, high-quality 3D graphics or even animations to highlight specific content…the sky’s the limit. If needed, we also provide content and visual development from scratch. We also help you structure a delivery schedule to ensure the cadence of information inspires the right dialogue and drives the desired behaviors.

 

Process Documentation

Companies have repeatable processes fundamental to their successful operation, thus process documentation serves as a crucial guide for employees and managers to reference. Leaders know that to maximize time, repetitive processes need to be documented. Once documented, effective decisions can happen to identify if someone else should do them – with technology or other lower cost resources. In addition, turnover costs are reduced when tasks have been documented and refined over time. Most obviously, procedures are easy to follow and are illustrated with screenshots, videos, and checkboxes to ensure no steps are missed. MorganHR outlines the steps necessary to complete a task or process. We document the process to understand “how” implementation occurs and “what” the process impacts. We add value to our client’s business by providing well-documented Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) to help identify efficiencies and improvement opportunities.

Deliverables:

  • Meet with stakeholders and determine the scope of the document and identify your process
  • Describe the process, owners, and context as to why the process is important
  • Determine the inputs of the process, or the resources needed to perform the process
  • List sequential items and activities – construct a visual process flowchart
  • Add any screenshots or graphics
  • Test the process
  • Facilitate review and approval

 

Research Services

Business leaders require facts and access to accurate and reliable data pertaining to business, finance, economy and market from thousands of online resources, social networking sites, blogs and forums, industry publications, business directories and other B2B and B2C websites and portals, etc. MorganHR specializes in data mining, data collection, and data research for analysis from diverse industry domains including retail and eCommerce, real estate, information technology and services, management consulting, events, healthcare, manufacturing, travel and hospitality, and many more. When you outsource your web extraction services for data mining, you minimize administrative and managerial costs, and bring extended hours of operation at a lower cost.

MorganHR understands that you want to be competitive and hence you will need data about industrial updates, competitors, market reports, financial / annual reports, and a lot more. Our analysts will help you stay ahead with competitor analysis & benchmarking comprising of Consumer buying behavior, customer research & analysis, digital marketing laws, macro environment analysis, partner analysis, SWOT analysis etc.
Irrespective of your profession as a Doctor, Plumber, Carpenter, Painter, Legal, Academic professionals, we will research the information crucial to your profession, and in the format that you need.
We also are hands on when it comes to researching events including exhibitions, trade shows, seminars, webinars and many more.
When you want details about Statutes, Laws, Journals, Magazines, Thesis, Technical White Papers and News – we are there to assist you.
Are you looking to grow your customer base and increase your sales? We can provide you with professional profiles of your prospective customers including names, address, e-mail ids, and phone numbers.